Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu

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"Mera naam Chin Chin Chu"
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Helen (actress) performing Mera naam Chin Chin Chu
Song by Geeta Dutt
Language Hindi
Length 4:26
Composer(s) O. P. Nayyar
Lyricist(s) Qamar Jalalabadi

Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu is a Hindustani song from the 1958 Indian film Howrah Bridge. It was sung by Geeta Dutt, and was picturised on Helen. The song has lyrics by Qamar Jalalabadi[1] and was composed by O.P. Nayyar. The tune at the beginning of the song was created by S Hazara Singh, the Hawaiian guitarist of OP Nayyar.[2]

The title Mera Naam Chin Chinu Chu (Hindi: मेरा नाम चिन चिन चू, Urdu: میرا نام چِن چِن چو) means "My Name is Chin Chin Chu." In the movie, Helen plays "Chin Chin Chu", a flirtatious dancer from Shanghai who sings the song.

The song became highly popular, and rejuvenated the career of the singer Geeta Dutt.[3] It was also the first major hit for Helen.[4]

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  1. ^ The Golden Girl
  2. ^ Rishi Majumder (2008-07-20). "Playing by the book". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ Rajiv Vijayakar (2011-04-01). "Name and fortune". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  4. ^ Gulzar; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterji, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 227. ISBN 81-7991-066-0.